repetend

noun
rep·​e·​tend | \ ˈre-pə-ˌtend How to pronounce repetend (audio) \

Definition of repetend

: a repeated sound, word, or phrase specifically : refrain sense 1

First Known Use of repetend

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for repetend

Latin repetendus to be repeated, gerundive of repetere to repeat

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“Repetend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repetend. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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